Sally was walking through the park with Daniel, feeling safe and secure out in the open spaces of the park. But as they approached the darkness of the canopy of trees above them, she hesitated, and Daniel gave her a confused look.
He asked, “What’s wrong? You are perfectly safe with me.” But, still she stood paralyzed. When he saw the tears, he understood that someone had violated her trust once in a similar place. As much as he loved walking under the canopy of trees, her feelings of safety were more important. They turned around and retraced their steps.
Fictional story written for 100 Word Wednesday from Bikurgurl. Image by Bikurgurl.